Monday, 21. January 2013 - 6:08 pm
Nick Abrahams, who returned to music video directing last year with his video for Sigur Ros’s Ekki Mukk starring Aiden Gillen – winner of Best Short Film at the London Short Film Festival this month (right) – is screening a retrospective of his films, music videos and documentaries over four nights at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London this week.
Probably best known in recent times as the co-director with Jeremy Deller of two outstanding documentaries, Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode and The Bruce Lacey Experience, Nick began by directing low-budget but highly influential videos in the mid-1990s for the likes of Stereolab, Huggy Bear, Cornershop and others, in the guise of Trash 2000, with Mikey Tomkins. At the ICA on Thursday 24th January at 7pm, Nick is showing some of his old promos and other films, will be in conversation with David Gryn from Artprjx, and there’s DJing from Arthur Baker in the bar afterwards.
On Friday the 25th, at 6.30pm there will be a screening of The Bruce Lacey Experience, his and Jeremy Deller’s excellent film about venerable performance artist and great British eccentric Bruce Lacey, followed by him and Deller discussing the film and their collaborations. And Our Hobby Is Depeche Mode, about Depeche Mode obsessive global fans, is showing at the ICA on the 26th and 27th January at 4pm.
More info and booking here